Morgantown woman convicted of oxycodone trafficking
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Alicia Tavagilone, 21, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today of selling oxycodone in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
An investigation by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Tavagilone participated in a drug distribution operation designed to transport heroin and prescription painkillers across state lines from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia for redistribution and sale.
Tavagilone pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.” She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.